Thursday, July 27, 2017

Tissue Paper Technique

Hi there...

Well Pat and I had a lovely afternoon yesterday and one of the things we decided to try was the tissue paper technique using watercolours.
Having let my piece dry over night, I made a card this morning which I had intended to enter at CAS Mix Up but I missed the deadline...

Anyway here's my card

I'm really pleased at how well the technique worked out ... Here's a closer look at the texture the tissue paper gives

This card is heading on over to The Netherlands... A little Thank You note to Stella and her family for all they did for us.

I'll definitely have a go at this technique again, it's the kind of thing you can do when you don't have inspiration but want to play...

Before I go, many thanks to all of you who sent well wishes for my cat Ginger.. He is much better and though he wouldn't eat the prescription wet food, he has taken to the prescription dry food so I feel a weight has lifted and I'm hopeful he will stay well. Now if only I could find a cure for my eczema, the itch drives me insane!

Have a lovely day and thanks so much for your visit

~ Ros ~

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Oh Groningen...

Hello there!
I hope you are all doing okay?

Well, I did mean to post yesterday and wish my lovely friend Stella a very


Thing was, we only arrived home on Monday evening after spending 4 nights in The Netherlands, Stella's home city of Groningen to be exact... And I was totally exhausted!

We had the most amazing time with Stella and her family

Here we are having dinner with Stella, her lovely husband Marcel and their youngest son (my second son) Martijn. Some of you may remember that Martijn spent 6 months here in Liverpool at our University and we became very close...

I will share more photos of our trip once I've had time to sort them ... My goodness, they took us just about everywhere and we LOVED The Netherlands!

For now I'll share the card I made for Stella 

A watercolour BG with some of the dies also cut from my watercoloured pieces

For the first time I was able to deliver this personally, even though her actual birthday was the day after we left

I'm aware that I have a ton of catching up to do, but Pat will be here in a few hours so it may be later in the week...

Have a great day!

Till soon

~ Ros ~

Thursday, July 20, 2017

A New Guy

Hello there!

I hope you are enjoying your week...
We still have good weather here and as the Golf Open has just started, the city is very busy. 
Ginger boy is doing ok so far... He is on pain medication and I am still awaiting part of his results. I have been told he has crystals in his bladder and there is a possibility he may have stones and hopefully I will find out today whether he has an infection.
The vet says I need to feed him prescription food from now on which apparently dissolves the crystals... So I paid a fortune for a supply of the stuff and of course he will not eat it!
God only knows what I'm going to do... Argh! it's such a worry.

Anyway, I thought I'd show you the latest member of the family, well for now anyways - I made this for Miss Sophia my great niece who loves dogs... She's 8 going on 28 if you know what I mean... 

I did follow a pattern which included an eye patch ... He was supposed to resemble a cute little Jack Russell pup, but I tell you, my pup just looked like a Pit Bull... And a pretty mean one at that Lol!

So the patch went, I moved the eyes closer together, stitched a nose and then I ended up making him a scarf and a hat 

And I think he looks kind of cute now... I guess we'll see what Miss Sophia thinks.

I'm off to The Netherlands tomorrow and I'll catch up with you all when I get home. Mikey is in charge of all the animals and who knows, maybe he can get Ginger to eat the food... (yeh, right)!

Enjoy the upcoming weekend

Till soon

~ Ros ~

Monday, July 17, 2017

Mermaid Wishes

Good morning lovely people...

Did you have a good weekend? It was a little manic here - Ginger boy got sick with a water infection and it meant a trip to the vet. I hate to have to take him, he gets so stressed. Poor boy underwent a very embarrassing examination and the indignation of being weighed! He was not very happy I can tell you. Other than a shot for the pain, the vet couldn't give any meds until I get a 'sample' to them to test.  It's not been an easy job I tell 'ya! But I succeeded and we have to wait now to see what they say.
I hate it when the animals are sick, it's such a worry...

So Thursday Club finishes this week with their usual disco... And I've promised myself to get ahead with some projects for next term, one of which is a mermaid card. I've painted and sprayed cardstock to use and decided to made a little card from some off cuts

Pat gave me the die for the mermaid and I used Avery Elle coral dies as well

I cut that oval shape simply because the centre piece of the card was used for something else and I didn't want to waste what was left...

...Then filled the space with Nuvo drops

We're heading off to the Netherlands at the end of the week and I only hope Ginger is better by then. Thankfully Mikey will be here with him and I know he will be in good hands and spoilt rotten!

Wishing you all lovely day

~ Ros ~

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Birthday Gull


I've a few "birthday boys" to make cards for in the next few weeks...
They're always a bit of a challenge don't you think? So I decided to make a few cards with the one design using the MFT Seaside Gulls set again...

I didn't have a stamp of the posts and I was going to draw them but I came across a free digi here which I altered slightly (added some lines and took out the bird) before sizing and printing then I coloured it with Copics

I then masked off the posts to do a little blending before adding the seagull - To finish off I stamped some birds from an old Wplus 9 set and computer generated the front sentiment

Inside it has the sentiment that came with the gull set 
"I want you to be as happy as a seagull with a chip"

At least I have a few spare in case an unexpected birthday comes along... 

It's a glorious day here, I have grocery shopping to do and club night tonight so I'll bid you farewell and hope you have a lovely day

~ Ros ~

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

CAS Watercolour Challenge


It's a very dull and wet day here, I've even had to put the lights on ... What's that all about? It's July for heaven's sake!

I've been enjoying some free time with my watercolours and I've made a few cards (as well as a lot of mess haha!)

 Today I'm sharing a quick card that I made for this month's challenge over at 

Please excuse the photos - It's difficult to get a decent shot when it's so dull

It's quite a simple card, watercolours on white cardstock, splattered with gold paint and cut on my Cameo

The sentiment was computer generated

I trust you are enjoying your week... Thanks so much for stopping by

Till soon

~ Ros ~

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